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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Bluegrass State
Trying to decide on a furnace...
My Dad is having a new HVAC unit installed, and he is replacing his 22YO Trane 120BTU natural gas furnace along with it. It works fine, but he is 84 years old, and I guess he just wants to get a new unit in there so he (hopefully) has one less thing to worry about. He offered it to me for free to use in my 30x40 pole barn. I was going to install it up high in my overhead loft (it is an up-draft) and set up a simple duct pointed towards the back of the garage.
My big stumbling block right now is that I am on propane where I live, and the tech who is installing his new unit priced the LP conversion kit out at $180. I am not sure if it is worth spending that kind of coin on something so old - besides, it is an 80% efficient unit. Wondering if I would do better to pass on this unit and try to find one already set up for propane. Heck, my house unit is a 1993 vintage unit, and its days are probably limited. Maybe I should just move that one out there and install a new one for the house - although then I would have to go into some debt.
Looking for any suggestions from someone who has been down that road. Kind of bummed, because I was really looking forward to having heat this winter for some projects!
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